Germany should deliver Taurus to Ukraine: Wallace after Russian strike in Kharkiv region
Former British Defenсe Secretary Ben Wallace called on Germany to provide Ukraine with long-range Taurus missiles
He wrote about this on Twitter.
"Every time Russia strikes civilians and breaks international law by targeting civilian infrastructure in Ukraine there needs to be a response. We did that with Starstreak and Storm Shadow," he said in a statement.
Now, according to him, Germany should send its Taurus missile systems to Ukraine and join the UK and France.
What is known about Taurus missiles
The Taurus KEPD 350/150 is a subsonic, long-range, air-to-surface tactical cruise missile for precision strikes and damage to highly protected and hidden targets without the missile carrier entering the enemy air defense zone. The basic KEPD-350 model has a tandem concrete-breaking warhead weighing 481 kg and an explosive weight of about 50 kg. The weight of the refueled warhead is 1360 kg, and the empty weight is 1080 kg. The maximum flight range is at least 500 km.
In May, it was reported that Ukraine had asked Germany for long-range missiles.
In August, MP Cherniev cited his own sources as saying that the Bundestag had reached a consensus on the transfer of Taurus missiles to Ukraine. At the same time, the German newspaper Spiegel reported that Chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to make technical modifications to the missiles to prevent Kyiv from striking Russian territory. At the same time, Ukraine's Ambassador to Germany, Oleksii Makeiev, spoke out against limiting the range of long-range Taurus missiles.
At the end of August, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock called for a speedy decision on supplying Ukraine with long-range missiles, as every day is important. And in mid-September, German MPs wrote a letter to Scholz urging him to make a decision in favor of Ukraine.